Cole Skuse

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Cole Skuse
Personal information
Full name Cole Skuse[1]
Date of birth (1986-03-29) 29 March 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
Number 8
Youth career
Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2013 Bristol City 279 (9)
2013– Ipswich Town 48 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:32, 14 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Cole Skuse (born 29 March 1986) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Championship side Ipswich Town. He started his footballing career at Bristol City where he made nearly 300 appearances in a ten-year spell with the club. In 2013, he was released by Bristol City and signed for Ipswich Town on a free transfer.

Club career[edit]

Bristol City[edit]

As an academy graduate, Skuse made his senior debut as a substitute away at Colchester United on 19 February 2005. He signed his first professional contract, a two-year deal, in April 2005. He then signed a new deal in January 2006, this time a four-year contract keeping him tied to the club until the summer of 2009.[2]

Skuse scored his first goal for his club, a penalty in the 6–0 win over Gillingham in March 2006.[3]

In May 2007, Skuse was watched closely by Reading. However claims that Reading had made an offer for the player were dismissed by Bristol City, who have Skuse under contract until the end of the 2008–09 season.[4] At the end of the campaign, Skuse was tipped by many City fans to be voted as the club's young player of the year, but this was instead awarded to Nicky Maynard.

After signing a new deal at City in summer 2009, Skuse scored his first goal of the 2009–10 season in a 1–1 home draw with Peterborough United. Skuse's second of the campaign, and sixth for Bristol City, came away at Leicester City, to help his team to a 3–1 victory. Skuse was voted the clubs player of the season for the 2009–10 season. Former Bristol City manager Steve Coppell offered Skuse a new extended contract until 2013, which he signed.

In the 2011–12 season Bristol City found new manager Derek McInnes who played Skuse in the full-back position on the right hand side. Skuse scored the first goal in a 2–0 win over Barnsley at Ashton Gate which secured Bristol City's Championship status for the 2012–2013 campaign.

On 8 May 2013, Bristol City released seven players including Skuse.

Ipswich Town[edit]

On 14 May 2013, Skuse signed a three-year deal with Ipswich Town.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Stats according to Soccerbase

As of 19 October 2013
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol City 2004–05 League One 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2005–06 League One 38 2 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 41 2
2006–07 League One 42 0 5 0 1 0 4[a] 0 52 0
2007–08 Championship 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 26 0
2008–09 Championship 33 2 2 0 2 0 37 2
2009–10 Championship 43 2 2 0 2 0 47 2
2010–11 Championship 30 1 1 0 1 0 32 1
2011–12 Championship 36 2 1 0 1 0 38 2
2012–13 Championship 25 0 1 0 1 0 27 0
Total 279 9 13 0 10 0 5 0 307 9
Ipswich Town 2013–14 Championship 12 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
Career totals 291 9 13 0 11 0 5 0 320 9
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Bristol City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 77. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Skuse pens extended City contract". BBC Sport. 11 January 2006. Retrieved 15 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Bristol City 6–0 Gillingham". BBC Sport. 18 March 2006. Retrieved 15 June 2007. 
  4. ^ "Johnson denies Royals' Skuse link". BBC Sport. 8 June 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2007. 
  5. ^ Watson, Stuart (14 May 2013). "Cole Skuse agrees three-year deal at Ipswich Town". Ipswich Evening Star. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 

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